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Kunga Hyolmo

Hyolmo has been working with Republica Online as junior correspondent since November 2019.
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Nepal’s COVID-19 vaccination drive focused mainly on Bagmati as cases see a sharp rise in other provinces

Published On: July 26, 2021 02:14 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, July 26: As of Sunday, 1,398,178 people are fully vaccinated and 3,383,038 people have received a single dose of vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal, according to the latest data issued by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Here is what experts, WHO and CDC have to say about J&J vaccine, safety and possible health problems

Published On: July 19, 2021 05:01 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Vaccine is safe and effective: experts

IMEI registration mandatory for mobile phones to function in Nepal from tomorrow

Published On: July 15, 2021 02:22 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Nepal Telecom Authority (NTA) is adopting a mobile device management system from Friday in order to monitor illegal use of mobile phones in the country.

COMMENTARY: What made you wait for a month, Mr Prime Minister?

Published On: July 11, 2021 03:29 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Whatever Oli has announced for the people of flood- and landslide-hit Helambu and Melamchi is too little and too late.

Nepal may lose its grip on COVID-19 pandemic as govt prematurely eases prohibitory orders

Published On: July 8, 2021 02:27 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

“It is strange why the number of tests is decreasing as the cases decrease. Instead, the government must conduct as many tests as possible while the cases are decreasing to detect every last case and reduce the rate of transmission.”

'If you don’t have Rs 100,000 to charter a chopper, you die'

Published On: July 6, 2021 03:46 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

The government, other agencies concerned and aid seems mostly targeted to those places only where journalists first visited and made those places ‘viral’ in social media and news channels.

VIDEO: Situation worsens in Helambu as weeks pass by without electricity, communication and roads

Published On: June 30, 2021 08:15 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATMANDU, June 29: The massive landslide in the Himalayas of Helambu Rural Municipality-1 of Sindhupalchowk district triggered a huge flash flood downstream that wiped away everything on its way on June 16.

COVID-19 risk in Kathmandu Valley still high even as local administrations decide to further relax restrictions

Published On: June 29, 2021 07:05 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 29: Districts Administration Offices of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order allowing some more public activities.

The last bridge connecting Helambu to rest of the world in bad shape

Published On: June 25, 2021 05:49 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 25: A massive landslide and a flash flood hit Helambu Rural Municipality and downstream villages of Sindhupalchowk last week. It has almost been 10 days, and it won’t be otherwise to say that Helambu has remained disconnected from the rest of the world since then. Both motorable and suspension bridges have been swept away. There has been no communication network and electricity since June 16.

Local youths in collaboration with Hyolmo Society of America distribute first round of relief in lower Helambu

Published On: June 25, 2021 03:45 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 25: Local youths from Melamchi Ghyang, Dhusum and Tembathang, in collaboration with the Hyolmo Society of America (HSA), distributed relief materials and cash to flood and landslide victims of Timbu and Haldey of Helambu Rural Municipality- 1 on Friday.

Prohibitory orders eased, odd-even rule for private vehicles in Kathmandu Valley

Published On: June 22, 2021 11:48 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 22: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- have eased the prohibitory orders enforced to contain the second wave of the coronavirus from Tuesday.

Fresh flash flood in Melamchi River sweeps away school and police station in Helambu

Published On: June 19, 2021 10:28 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 19: Fresh flash flood triggered by a heavy rainfall in Helambu Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk district has swept away a school and a police station building.

Commentary: This is not fair, Prime Minister Oli!

Published On: June 18, 2021 03:38 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

If you can hold a meeting in the middle of the night and recommend to the President to dissolve parliament, why can't you pay a visit to the flood- and landslide-hit areas and announce relief, extend support and give hope to people in despair? What is stopping you?

More than 50 people missing in Melamchi flood

Published On: June 16, 2021 10:00 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

MELAMCHI, June 16: More than 50 people are missing in a massive flood in the Melamchi River on Wednesday. A flood in western parts of Sindhupalchowk has caused a huge loss of life and property.

Here is what you can and cannot do from today

Published On: June 15, 2021 11:27 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 15: The district administration offices of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley - have extended the prohibitory orders enforced in the Valley to curb the further spread of COVID-19, relaxing some restrictions enforced earlier.

Motorable bridge connects the last village of Helambu with rest of the world

Published On: June 7, 2021 12:49 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 7: Melamchi Ghyang, a village located at the uppermost part of Helambu Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchok district, has finally got a permanent access to the road ways.

Save Nepal Global Alliance’s help to battle COVID-19 pandemic

Published On: June 6, 2021 05:33 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 6: Dozens of celebrities, national figures and Nepali nationals across the globe have come together to join hands with ‘Save Nepal Global Alliance’ to support Nepal to battle the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Why is the Vero Cell vaccine being administered to people of 60 to 64 age groups this time?

Published On: June 6, 2021 11:43 AM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

Earlier, the government had given a nod to emergency use of Vero Cell against COVID-19 to people aged between 18 to 59 years only.

SOS Nepal adopting 500 children whose parents died of COVID-19

Published On: June 4, 2021 12:43 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 4: As of Thursday, as many as 7,630 people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Nepal. Among them, many were parents. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only killed people but has orphaned thousands. Thousands of children have lost their parents and parental care.

Prohibitory orders must be eased but scientifically: Experts

Published On: June 2, 2021 12:41 PM NPT By: Kunga Hyolmo

KATHMANDU, June 2: The district administration offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley are preparing to ease the prohibitory orders enforced to curb the further spread of COVID-19. The DAOs are planning to ease the prohibitory orders to some extent as the number of new cases of COVID-19 is gradually declining not only in the valley but also across the country. However, epidemiologists fear the worst if the prohibitory orders are not eased scientifically.